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08-16-2012, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
How's your posture on the ice? You might be putting too much pressure on the knees, causing that upper shin pain. Maybe try sitting your butt back more and being from the hips?
I'd definitely look into this. Does your back hurt a bit afterwards, as well? I had some similar pains when I first started playing (shins and back), granted nowhere near as painful as the OP sounds, and the solution was having my weight too far forward. I had just adapted my usual running stride to a skate boot, which is bad since running=/=skating. I was essentially skating on my toes. Soon as I learned to keep my ass down and weight back, the pain went away.

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